I gave you all 2 updates on how my clean eating adventures were going soon after I started them. Then I stopped....stopped updating! HA! No, I haven't quit clean eating, I'm still going strong, 10 weeks later and this is a lifestyle change that I beyond happy with!
I feel great, yes, I've lost weight, but I don't really care what the scale says. I just prefer to be happy with what I see in the mirror. My main reason for starting clean eating were the health benefits. I wanted more energy during the day. Since starting clean eating, I don't feel so lethargic. My alarm goes off in the morning; I get up. Versus sleeping through 3 alarms! AND I recently learned I lowered my bad cholesterol by 16 points. I'm pretty excited about that!
Just some tips I've learned along the way...
1. It will get easier! Clean eating is so hard those first few weeks. Especially if you are around foods you can't have. But it does get easier, MUCH easier!
2. You can learn to like things you never thought you would. Black coffee? Really. I used to put coffee in my cream. Now, it's either completely black or I add Sugar in the Raw.
3. Never leave home without food! Seriously. Don't jeopardize something you are trying to do for yourself by finding yourself out starving with nothing to eat. I take apples, bananas, almonds, carrots, etc. with me all the time. Whether I think I will need them or not.
4. Don't be afraid to try something new. There are lots of new things I've tried. Making my own hummus? Tried it. Would I recommend it? Absolutely not. Chia seed pudding? Tried it. Would I recommend it? Eh- maybe not, but I do use chia seeds daily on my greek yogurt.
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Would you consider signing up for Conscious Box? I did! I can't wait to see what comes in my first box!
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